Better World Leadership: Noted Business Author Alice Korngold to Partner with the World Environment Center to Conduct Nonprofit Board Leadership Study with Leading Companies

May 16, 2017 9:00 AM ET
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Alice Korngold, President and CEO of Korngold Consulting, and author of two highly acclaimed books on board governance, service, and global problem-solving, is evaluating how nonprofit board service provides a unique opportunity for companies to develop their employees as leaders. The study will also show how companies can enhance nonprofit board-matching services for their employees.

Korngold is heading up this initiative in collaboration with the World Environment Center, and with the support and participation of major companies, including American Express, eRevalue, HP Inc., Johnson Controls, PIMCO, Symantec, and The Dow Chemical Company.

Business and civic leaders are calling for new ways to develop talented executives who are equipped to solve the greatest challenges facing our communities and the world. Experts espouse the compelling need for leaders who have a deeper understanding of social, economic, and environmental challenges; awareness and empathy for people seeking to improve their lives; the sensitivity to work with people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives; and the experience required to be innovative in growing shareholder value by building a better world.

Nonprofit board service holds great promise as a powerful learning opportunity to develop new leaders for a better world through collaboration and learning with the nonprofit sector. Many companies are encouraging and supporting their employees who serve on nonprofit boards with the expectations that as board members, they will develop leadership skills, while helping to strengthen nonprofits with vital missions. 

Alice Korngold, President & CEO, Korngold Consulting, LLC, provides strategy advisory services to international companies and global, national, and regional nonprofits. Her areas of expertise are board governance, sustainability and corporate social responsibility, diversity and inclusion, and measurement and ratings. In addition to authoring books, book chapters, and articles, Korngold has conducted outcome measurement studies related to leadership development and CSR for three decades. She has founded and built highly successful social enterprises, and trained and placed several hundred business executives and professionals on nonprofit boards. More information is available at www.korngoldconsulting.com.

The World Environment Center, headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices and operations in emerging and developed markets, is unique in its direct application of sustainable development strategies and practices to the business operations of global companies. WEC creates sustainable business solutions through individual projects in emerging markets; convenes leadership roundtables to shape strategic thinking across a range of sustainability topics with a specific focus on the preparation of business leaders to implement sustainability; and honors industry excellence through its annual Gold Medal Award. An independent non-profit organization, WEC conducts no advocacy activities. For more information, please visit www.wec.org.